Recruitment Agencies in Southampton, Hampshire, South East

Situated on the south coast of England, Southampton has been an important British port city since the 10th century. With a population of 236,900 according to the 2011 Census, the city is home to the largest economy in the county of Hampshire, and provides great opportunities for anyone looking to recruit staff or get hired for a new job. Sandwiched between the New Forest and South Downs, Southampton can offer all the benefits that a larger city brings, whilst also providing a multitude of picturesque locations for leisure activities.

Recruitment in Southampton

As a major city, Southampton is home to a wide variety of recruitment agencies - many of which are located just to the south and west of Houndwell Park. This page will help you to find an agency that is right for you - based on the type of industry you require expertise in. Whether you need to employ a contract Welder, are looking for temp work in a Warehouse, want a permanent role in Logistics, or something completely different, simply use the search bar to sort agencies by job role, and you will be well on the way to finding what you are after.

Southampton's major sectors for employment

As might be expected from a port city, the Transport and Storage Sector is strong in Southampton - accounting for 6.7% of all the area's employment according to the 2011 Census (the average figure in this sector for England is 5%). Major transportation employers in the Southampton area include P&O Cruises, Southampton Airport, and Associated British Ports (ABP). The Port of Southampton is the UK's busiest cruise terminal, and second largest container port.

Other major employers in Southampton include the investment firm Old Mutual Wealth, the University of Southampton (a member of the prestigious Russell Group), and BBC South - which is based at the corporation's studios on Havelock Road.

Transport links around Southampton and the Solent

Clearly, Southampton is a successful port city - with cruises, cargo ships and ferries leaving for destinations around the globe on a daily basis. Coupled with its airport - which offers travel to destinations including Jersey, Paris, and Antwerp, the city enjoys some of the best global travel links in the south of England outside of the capital.

One reason for Southampton's success as a port has always been its proximity to London, which is around one hour and forty minutes' drive on the M3 motorway outside of peak times. Direct trains are also available which will carry passengers to London in around one hour and twenty minutes. The city's relative proximity to the M4 motorway means that inter-city road travel around Britain is feasible from Southampton, despite its southerly nature.

 
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  • Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Building / Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, Industrial, Control & Automation and Mechanical & Electrical recruitment. Our nationwide network of offices enables us to fill permanent and contract roles across the UK; utilising knowledge and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2RZ
  • Bluefire IT & Telecoms are renowned industry recruiters and are leaders at supplying high quality technical professionals to national and SME companies alike. Through a network of offices across the UK, we are able to address all permanent and contract roles in areas such as FTTC / FTTH, Network Engineering, Support, Development, Mobile / Cellular and Project Management. We are REC and ISO accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2RZ
  • Recruiting professionals from Management to Maintenance, the Facilities Management team at Bluefire Consulting provide an award winning service when placing FM personnel into permanent, temporary and contract roles. Our REC / ISO certified solutions are able to address In-House and Consultancy vacancies via a network of UK offices. We can supply Hard and Soft service personnel as well as psychometric tests and executive searches as required.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2RZ
  • The Driving Division at Berry Recruitment specialises in recruiting Logistics and Transport professionals through an honest and professional service. We recruit document / qualification checked candidates for all categories of driving vacancies including 7.5 Tonne, 3.5 Tonne, HGV, LGV, ADR and van driver roles. We hold FTA accreditation and have played an important role in the development of the FTA's Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 13-15 Rumbridge Street, Southampton, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 9DQ
  • Supported by a team of dedicated HR recruiters, Bluefire Human Resources is an award winning UK agency that specialises in placing CIPD / HR professionals into personnel / HR vacancies nationwide. Typically recruiting HR Officers, Managers and Business Partners, Training Managers, Administrators and Advisors, our industry expert consultants can provide bespoke solutions for all HR staffing demands. Headhunting services are also available.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2RZ
  • Speak to Berry Recruitment, a specialist south coast agency with a network of the best Southampton based job seekers around. Our expertise lie in Commercial appointments, meaning that you can trust us to deliver an outstanding service across multiple sectors including Office, Finance and Sales. From our Totton branch, we recruit inside and outside the city walls, safeguarding the future of businesses through market leading hires. If you want access to Southampton's most valuable talent, contact Berry Recruitment.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 13-15 Rumbridge Street, Southampton, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 9DQ
  • Through an ever growing reputation and solutions built around the needs of our clients, Berry Recruitment are effective industrial recruiters within areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. We can supply candidates to fit all of your requirements including day, night and shift work as required.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 13-15 Rumbridge Street, Southampton, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 9DQ
  • Our Interaction Driving division is led by a team of recruitment experts with specialist knowledge of the driving market. We offer a flexible screening programme with elements such as DVLA checks, manual handling tests and LGV competence assessments, that ensures that our candidates are fully qualified before being submitted to our clients. We aim to provide a tailored and professional service that helps best meet the needs of employers.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FE
  • At Interaction Finance, our team of expert recruiters have a specialist knowledge of the finance industry. We recruit high calibre accountants and related vocations for a number of national blue chip companies and financial institutions. Our trained consultants are based across our 30+ offices all over the UK, and can provide a tailored and professional service to help meet our clients' requirements.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ
  • Interaction Construction is a CHAS accredited company that offers a tailored approach to construction staffing solutions. Our team of recruitment experts are dedicated to the CSCS scheme and we ensure that our candidates hold at least CSCS, ESC or CPSC cards as a basic. We specialise in sectors such as contract management and building services and we aim to provide a personal and professional service to meet our clients' needs.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ
  • Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Unit 16, Basepoint Business Centre, Andersons Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FE
  • At Interaction Commercial, we aim to surpass our clients' expectations by offering a tailored and consultative approach to staffing solutions. Our team of recruitment experts have a specialist knowledge of commercial services and source candidates from areas such as sales, design and customer service. We have 30+ offices across the UK and try and offer a professional and personal service that best meets the needs of our clients.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ
  • Our IT division at Interaction Recruitment is led by a team of expert IT consultants who offer a personal and professional recruitment service. Based across our nationwide offices, we look to supply roles in areas such as support and infrastructure, web development and data warehousing. We have access to a valuable database of suitably qualified candidates all with necessary experience and IT skills to match our clients' varying business needs.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ
  • At Interaction Industrial, our specialist recruitment team can supply candidates whether you're working on a last minute job or a large scale project. We can provide referenced and fully tested staff in areas of work such as manufacturing and logistics and can also deliver health checks, training and inductions for the food sector. We aim to gain an understanding of our clients' needs before supplying them with only the most qualified candidates.
    Coverage UK wide
    • First Floor, 30 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ
  • Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Ocean Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3JZ

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